WHAT WE BELIEVE

BELIEVE

In essential beliefs - we have unity

"There is one body and one Spirit... There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all who is over all in through all and in all." - Eph 4:4-6

 

In non-essential beliefs - we have liberty

"Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters... Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls... So then each of us will give an account to God... So whatever you believe about things keep between yourself and God." - Rom 14:1,4,12,22

 

In all our beliefs - we show love

"If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains - but have no love, I amount to nothing at all." - 1 Cor 13:2

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The Bible

We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life. (II Tim 3:15-17; II Pet 1:21)

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The Trinity

We believe in one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Gen 1:1; Deut 6:4; Matt 28:19; Jn 10:30)

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Jesus

We believe that Jesus Christ is eternal and true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on high, He now is our High Priest and Advocate. (Jn 10:33; Isa 7:14; Matt 1:23; Lk 1:34-35; Heb 4:15, 7:26; Jn 2:11; I Cor 15:3; Eph 1:7; Heb 2:9; Jn 11:25; I Cor 15:4; Mk 16:19)

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The Holy Spirit

We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service. (Jn 3:16-19, 5:24; Rom 3:23, 5:8-9; Eph 2:8-10; Tit 3:5)

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Humanity

We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost; only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. (Rom 8:13-14; I Cor 3:16, 6:19-20; Eph 4:30, 5:18)

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Salvation

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only grounds for justification and salvation for all who believe; only such as receive Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God.  (Eph 2:8-10)

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The Universal Church

We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who through the grace of God imparted to them have been born again by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the Head. (Rom 8:9; I Cor 12:12-13; Gal 3:26-28)

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The Consummation

We believe in the return of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this hope has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer. (Matt 16:27; Mark 8:36-38; Acts 3:19-21; 1 Cor 11:26; Phil 1:10; Col 3:4)

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead and a judgment to come. (John 5:28-29)

We believe that God has not made fully known to the true Church the truth regarding which eschatological view to embrace. Therefore, we hold loosely such a doctrine and refuse to allow it to be a source of strife and division. (1 Cor 15:12; Isa 55:9) 

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The Sanctity of Life, Marriage, and Sexuality

We believe in the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception to the time of death. All human life is precious in the sight of God. (Luke 1:15; Gal 1:15; Psa 22:10, 71:6, 139:13-14; Mark 8:36; Psa 72:14; Isa 43:4)

We believe that marriage and family are institutions ordained by the Lord God Himself from the very beginning of human history and these are sacred institutions. Marriage is between one man and one woman. Any other definition of marriage is contrary to the clear teachings of the Holy Bible and hence against the expressed will of God. (Gen 1:27-28, 2:20-24; 1 Cor 7:2; Heb 13:4)

We believe that God created men and women as sexual beings and that sexuality is an integral and beautiful part of creation. The Bible clearly teaches that any sexual act outside of God's definition of marriage, whether in thought, word, or deed is sin. (Gen 1:27-28; Matt 5:27-28; Prov 6:25-26; 1 Cor 6:9-10, 18; 1 Thes 4:3-8)

We believe that, regarding the above-mentioned beliefs, disagreement is not the same as discrimation.